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New Olympus cameras + Housings

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by nikitich, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. nikitich

    nikitich Nassau Grouper

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  2. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    Nikitich,

    If you look at the system chart that you posted you will see that the 14-42 lens is the ONLY lens suited to the housing & pory system. The 9-18 lens is NOT listed like it was with the first two PEN housings. I am sure this is a result of the 67mm opening on the port which would vignette with the 9-18 zoom. Instead Olympus has designed the port to work with the close-up and wide angle converters for the 14-42 lens, much like a consumer compact system. It remains to be seen if the port can be removed and replaced with the ZEN ports for the 8 fisheye, 7-14, 9-18 and 45 macro.

    Phil Rudin
     
  3. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    Do you think this port will be available for the original epl1/pt housing?
    Thnx
     
  4. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    Sure, if you want to buy the entire new housing and the port comes off. Why would you want the new port? It appears from the photos of the housing that the on/off switch for the LED's is on the housing, not the port and you can already add the 67mm threads to your current port for much less than a new port would cost.

    Phil
     
  5. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    Thnx.
     
  6. nikitich

    nikitich Nassau Grouper

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    Dear Phil!
    I totally agree with you! This looks like a consumer compact system (they clearly say in the press release that they aim at novice photgraphers who can not afford an external flash). It probably means that another more pro system will be coming later, the one that can accomodate different lenses including sceduled 50mm macro.
     
  7. derway

    derway Nassau Grouper

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    DxOMark - Compare sensors

    They actually had to give up a small bit of SNR and DR, to get the fast readout, for fast autofocus. A great trade off, in my experience.
     
  8. nikitich

    nikitich Nassau Grouper

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    ep02l.jpg

    Here is a better pic of the e-pl3 housing:)
     
  9. Prop Joe

    Prop Joe Photographer

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    14 Days till PT-EP05L is available:
    Olympus Shop - PT-EP05L Underwater case for E-PL3 - Accessories - PEN Cameras

    "Pro version" ? Any incite anyone??
     
  10. amnong

    amnong Angel Fish

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    Dear all, I’m new to Scubaboard, so far I find it very insightful.

    In continuation to the thread, I'm considering buying the E-PL3 setup (Or E-PL2), combined with existing INON D2000 strobes.
    As mentioned above in the thread, wide angle photography with the E-PL2 is achieved with the 9-18 mm lens while with the E-PL3, PTWC-01 wet lens should be used (no option to use the 9-18 mm lens).

    http://www.olympus.fr/consumer/image...L_PT-EP06L.pdf
    http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/images/PT-EP03_system_chart_final.pdf

    1. Are there any significant differences regarding the expected quality using those two distinctive technics?
    2. Which concept is more recommended operational wise (mounting, diving, ease of use, maintenance, cleaning)?
    3. How do I actually mount the PTWC-01 on the housing? Can I still mount the PTWC-01 on the surface (dry environment)
    4. Other useful tips before buying the gear and making the choice?

    Although some answers can be found here: QUICK REVIEW: OLYMPUS PTWC-01 LENS FOR PT-050. IT I still appreciate first hand insight.
    Thanks in advance, Amnon
     

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